OHSU Library has a space for you!

The OHSU Library, located in the BICC Building, has a space for you, whether you are interested in a convenient and accessible space for study, research, or just lounging and surfing the web.

After-Hours Study Space

The 4th floor of the library is available for use to anyone with an OHSU ID any hour, any day. When the library is closed, simply swipe your OHSU badge at the 4th floor entrance door to enter and exit. Quiet study space, study rooms, study carrels, and wireless internet access are available. The space has recently been painted and comfortable new lounge chairs added. Five networked OHSU workstations are also available for use.

Group Study Rooms

There are 8 group study rooms located on the 2nd and 4th floors of the library available on a first come basis. Study rooms have been freshly painted and include white boards with markers available for checkout at the Circulation desk. Room 429 is a large study room with conference style seating for up to 10 people and an overhead projector that can be connected to a laptop.

Collaborative Learning Space

The Collaborative Learning Space is located on the 4th floor of the library and can be reserved in advance for up to four hours. The room features the following amenities:

  • Two 36″ LCD screens,
  • Eight data ports for laptops with the ability to toggle between displays,
  • DVD/VCR player
  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Comfortable seating for up to 8 people
  • Large white board

For more information about reserving the Collaborative Learning Space, go to http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/services/reserve-group-study-room.cfm

Glenn R. Struble, P.E., Memorial Library

The Glenn R. Struble, P.E., Memorial Library was endowed by a gift from Mrs. Juanita Struble to the Heart Research Center in memory of her husband, and was dedicated on January 20, 2000. The Struble Memorial Library is a designated study room and meeting place on the 4th floor of the Main Library that houses a special collection of cardiology texts and primary cardiovascular medicine journals.

Image by Amy Werner and text by Michael Mackin

Library Closure, August 21st, 2013

The Library will be closed from 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 for an In-Service day. The After Hours Study Space will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff with ID after 8:00 PM. The Library will resume regular hours on Thursday, August 22, 2013.  For additional information on library hours see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, July 2013

Accurate results in the clinical laboratory : a guide to error detection and correction / edited by Amitava Dasgupta, Jorge L. Sepulveda.

Contributor Steven C. Kazmierczak affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Chandler and Grant’s glaucoma.

Contributor E. Michael Van Buskirk affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Consultative hemostasis and thrombosis / [edited by] Craig S. Kitchens, Craig M. Kessler, Barbara A. Konkle.

Contributors Thomas G. DeLoughery, Nicholas R. Kunio and Martin A. Schreiber affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty : different strokes / editors, Dermot Cassidy…[et al].

Contributor Mark A. Terry affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Endocrine secrets  / Michael T. McDermott.

Contributor Mary H. Samuels affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Essential clinical procedures  / Richard W. Dehn, David P. Asprey.

Contributor Ted J. Ruback affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Function and control of the Spx-family of proteins within the bacterial stress response / Peter Zuber.

Author Peter Zuber affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Head and neck surgery / volume editors, Gady Har-El…[et al.].

Contributors R. Bryan Bell and Michael R. Markiewicz affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Human information processing : vision, memory, and attention / Charles Chubb … [et al.].

Contributor Misha Pavel affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Periodontology for the dental hygienist / Dorothy A. Perry, Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, Gwen Essex.

Author Phyllis L. Beemsterboer affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Phaco chop and advanced phaco techniques : strategies for complicated cataracts / [edited by] David F. Chang.

Contributor Mark Packer affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Pituitary disorders : diagnosis and management  / edited by Edward R. Laws Jr. … [et al.].

Contributors Jessica Brzana, Maria Fleseriu, Shirley McCartney and Christine G. Yedinak affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

The UpToDate mobile app is now available at no cost to all of OHSU.

Use the steps below to add UpToDate to your mobile device:

1.  You must first set up a personal username and login with UpToDate from one of the links below:

UpToDate on campus
UpToDate off campus

This is the same username and account used to track CME.

2.  Then download the UpToDate app for one of these devices:
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (Apple App Store)
- Android (Google Play or Android Market)
- Windows 8  (Apps for Windows 8)

3.  When installation is complete launch the App.  At the prompt enter your UpToDate user name and password.

Clinicians still earn CME at no cost, every time they log in to research a clinical question from any computer or device using UpToDate.  To track CME from your mobile device, you must first set up an account online (Step 1. above).  Accounts cannot be merged!

Questions? Contact UpToDate customer service by emailing customerservice@uptodate.com using the subject line UpToDate Anywhere, or call 1-800-998-6374.

DSM 5 Now Available

dsm5The most recent version of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders is now available from the OHSU Library in both print and electronic formats.

Visit the American Psychiatric Association website for an overview of the changes to the manual.

Making data more accessible

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced a directive aimed to increase public access to federally funded research. The policy memorandum requires Federal agencies with greater than $100 million in R&D expenditures to create a plan for making the published results of their research freely available to the public within one year of publication.  The directive also directs the agencies to develop plans for managing and making digital data sets accessible.

The typical scientific life cycle involves a scientist developing a hypothesis, performing experiments to test that hypothesis, and disseminating the results to the scientific community through publication, presentations at conferences, and social networking and other public forums. However, a lot of science is inaccessible to the public because the majority of scientific journals and papers are only available through institutional and personal subscriptions. The goal of the OSTP policy is to make the results of federally funded research more accessible and useful, by way of making publications and data set publically accessible.

For scientific publications, the agencies must follow the following guidelines:

  • Public access to research articles (including the ability to read, download, and analyze digitally) within 12 months post-publication
  • Free, full public access to the research article metadata, in standard format

In effort to make scientific data sets more available, the memo also states that the agency plans should:

  • Maximize free public access while addressing privacy, confidentiality, and proprietary interests.
  • Acknowledge that not all data requires long-term archiving.
  • Require researchers to create data management plans.
  • Allow costs for data preservation and access in proposal budgets
  • Ensure evaluation of and compliance with data management plans
  • Promote data deposition into public repositories
  • Encourage public/private partnerships to ensure interoperability
  • Develop approaches for identification and attribution of datasets
  • Address data stewardship education
  • Assess long-term needs for repositories and infrastructure


The memorandum has been endorsed by many researchers, publishers, librarians and open access advocates. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) commented that the memo will “will accelerate scientific discovery, improve education, and empower entrepreneurs to translate research into commercial ventures and jobs.”

However, the directive has also sparked criticism and debate. Concerns have been raised about the administrative complexities and redundancy the flexibility of the directive may produce, which allows each agency to develop its on plan. Users may have to work with many different systems. Many stakeholders are calling on the OSTP to require consistency and interoperability between the agency plans.

While recommending a 12-month embargo period for publications, the directive states that this timeframe is negotiable based on disciplinary practices and needs. Concerns have been raised about the confusion this could create, especially for cross-disciplinary domains. Additionally, open access advocates are worried that for-profit publishers will use this flexibility to push for longer embargo periods, undercutting the potential benefits of the memorandum.

Even more problematic is how to pay for the development of new open access systems. The OSTP emphasized that no new money is available to fund the development or operation of the agency plans. Given the complexities described above, we seem to be in a holding pattern of new requirements that can be met in a multiplicity of ways but without a funding plan to help pay for their implementation, testing, or consolidation.

Federal agencies must submit their plans for meeting the directive requirements by August 22, 2013.

How does this affect the OHSU research community?

The memorandum’s requirements for data set management and accessibility will prioritize the need to improve data management practices within research laboratories.  By adopting data standards and structuring data for public consumption, data are more reusable and more easily shared. Biomedical research librarians and data specialists are well positioned to assist scientific researchers with this and can help or train researchers how to:

  • Apply metadata to data sets to aid in their identification via search mechanisms and the reuse of the data
  • Apply unique identifiers to ensure adequate “linkability” and reference in CVs, biosketchs, papers, etc.
  • Choose the best repository to publish your data
  • Develop data management plans

For further information, contact the OHSU Ontology development group (www.ohsu.edu/library/ontology) or talk to your local data specialist in the OHSU library (refer@ohsu.edu).

OHSU Library Resources for Oregon Licensed Health Professionals

One of the challenges that health professionals face is feeling disconnected from the information resources that were available to them during their studies. For many years now, the OHSU Library has helped fill that information gap by providing services and resources to Oregon licensed health professionals. A small portion of MD and DO licensing fees are appropriated by the Oregon Medical Board and administered by the OHSU Library to provide health information resources for Oregon clinicians.

After evaluating the usage and cost of existing resources available to licensed health professionals in Oregon, the Library will be adding Access Medicine.  This database includes a collection of 75 reference books covering medicine and the basic sciences. The Lange Current Diagnosis and Treatment series, Goodman and Gilman’s, Harrison’s and William’s Obstetrics are just a few of the valuable titles included in this resource.

Additionally, the OHSU Library will be partnering with Reprints Desk to roll out an article delivery pilot project that will be offered to MDs and DOs only. The pilot project will be implemented by July 31st and will provide expedient journal article delivery on a first-come, first-served basis. Each clinician will be able to order up to three articles during the pilot, which will end in June 2014 or when the funds appropriated for the project are spent.

While we are very excited about these new products and services, regretfully we will need to discontinue others. STAT!Ref, DynaMed and EBSCO Medline are all resources that will no longer be available to Oregon licensed health professionals.

To use these resources or learn more about them go to http://www.ohsu.edu/library/orhp. Inquiries about these or any other OHSU Library services may be directed to refer@ohsu.edu.

Help the Library design a new bookmark and win a Powell’s Books gift card!

The library is hosting a contest to choose an image for its new bookmark.  The contestant with the winning image will receive a $25 gift card to Powell’s Books.

To enter, just select a picture from our collection of digital and historic images. Have fun exploring medical, OHSU and local history!

Contest Guidelines:

  1. Choose an image from one of the following collections or exhibits:
    • The OHSU Digital Resources Library
    • Rare Books on Health and Healing, Selected New Acquisitions exhibit, OHSU Library, BICC 3rd Floor.
    • OHSU Historical Collections & Archives.  Historical Collections and Archives staff have pulled a collection of special items for the contest, available to view by appointment or during Thursday walk-in hours from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
  2. The winning image must fit into, but does not have to fill a 3.5” x 8” space.  We will consider images that can be resized.
  3. Your entry must include:
    • The book title or archival collection.
    • Page number or archival box/folder number.
    • Description of the image.
    • A brief explanation of why you choose the image.
  4. Submit your entry by August 2, 2013.

VDI Pilot Project Survey

The OHSU Library is piloting a thin client solution from ITG which we hope may someday replace our floor computers available for use by OHSU staff/students and faculty.  These terminals all run a modified version of the OHSU Windows 7 build. After 15 minutes of inactivity the terminals reboot into a fresh state so it is important for patrons to remember to save their work before the terminal recycles to avoid losing anything important.  The terminals are located at stations 328-331.

We need your help.  Please log in to one of these 4 terminals whenever you have few minutes to see how it works.  Then please take a moment to tell us about your experience by filling out this survey any time between now and 5pm on Friday July, 19th, 2013.

The survey is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVZH5CN

We appreciate your help in reviewing this new product.


Stat!Ref Cancellation

Due to budget constraints the library has made the difficult decision to cancel Stat!Ref.  We apologize for the loss of this resource.  Our decision was based on the growing cost of the resource, the loss of critical content, as well as a drop in use over the past three years.  We recognize that  several  Stat!Ref titles were well used and we are looking into other options for access.  If you would like us to consider purchasing one or more of the Stat!Ref titles, please use our Suggest Purchase form.  You only need to include the title and your contact information.  It would be very helpful if you could also include how you use this resource.  You can also send a message with this information and/or questions to refer@ohsu.edu.